Celebrate at the Internet Archive — 1024 — Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Internet Archive once-a-year celebration and announcements of new services. (And it just so happened to fall on 1024, which our fellow geeks will recognize as 2^10.) We gathered together to tell you about the new steps we’re taking to guarantee permanent, free access to the world’s knowledge.
Some things we shared:
Reader Privacy for All - Brewster Kahle and Daniel Ellsberg
We are helping to protect the reading habits of our users from prying eyes by increasing encryption and keeping less user data. (Daniel Ellsberg collection.)
Quotable Television News - Roger MacDonald and Tracey Jaquith
A new interface for the TV News Research Service will facilitate journalists, bloggers and your news-addicted relatives to search, quote short clips and borrow from a massive, searchable archive of U.S.television news programs.
No more broken links - Alexis Rossi
Help wipe out dead links on the Internet with new tools and APIs to replace dead links with archived versions. Down with 404s!
Bringing Old Software Back to Life - Jason Scott
First steps to bring the software for Apple II’s, Commodore 64′s etc back from cassette and to the web.
Event closing comments by Brewster Kahle
Special thanks to Russ Jaquith and RJ Films for the awesome shooting and editing of this video.